As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation’s goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for northern Susitna Valley residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.
We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the northern Susitna Valley area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. We are currently focusing our grantmaking on projects that support compassionate health care, innovative education, community enrichment, active enjoyment of the natural environment, and arts and cultural expression. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.
Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.
Competitive Grants Cycle
Our 2017 competitive grants cycle was open from May 15 to July 14 and we are not currently accepting applications. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.
Please direct programmatic and general questions to JSCF’s Program Manager, Kara Walker, at email@example.com. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-274-6708.
2016 Grant Awards
In 2016, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 14 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $15,000! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2016 Healthy Community Grant. Below are the names of the organizations that, donors like you, helped support this year.
|Denali Arts Council||Operating Support||$1,000|
|Friends of Talkeetna Library||Support for summer reading program||$750|
|KTNA||Support for equipment||$1,360|
|MSB School Distict||Support for Talkeetna Community Schools||$1,000|
|Imagination Library||Books for preschoolers||$1,000|
|Northern Susitna Institute||General Program Support||$1,000|
|Sunshine Station Childcare||Support for continued success||$1,000|
|Talkeetna Community Council, Inc.||Support for Skatepark project||$500|
|Talkeetna Elementary||Support for Project Ocean||$1,000|
|Talkeetna Historical Society||Support for beautifying historic site||$1,000|
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry||Supplemental Food and Transportation||$2,000|
|Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc.||Meals on Wheels||$1,000|
|USS & WCD||Trail upgrades for Su Valley Middle & High School||$2,000|
|Willow Community Food Pantry||Summer reading and lunch serving in Caswell||$890|
Previous Grant Awards
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